Wednesday, December 31, 2008


SO my goal is to really keep up with this. I would like to say a post a day with a picture but if five days a week is all I can manage that would be acceptable to me. Everyone asks what my resolutions are for the new year. I guess I am an odd duck, I think that everyday I give myself challenges to keep up with it. I guess for e it is the same. I would like to see us continue to learn with and thru each other. When he grows, I grow, and it is awesome to see and feel that everyday. If I have one goal for this year I think it would be that he learns to write his name, know his address, phone number, and know his letters and numbers. I think those are things that he is well within reach of even in the next few montehs. That is the great thing about relaxed learning, it ebs and flows with our life and what doesn't work today is always there for when he is ready. He truly knows how to learn and all I have to do is offer what he asks for.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Numbers are everywhere

He has really been into this number thing. Today he counted 16 cherrios on his own! He like to count everything. I love seeing him when the light bulb goes off!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Number Game

I know to most this is nothing but to me it is alot. Easton is really been showing more and more interst in numbers the past few days. He counted up to eight on his own today and then back down while playing cars with Junah. When he got to four he said " four cars, almost like 5 nuggets." When I asked him if he had four cars and wanted five how many more cars would he need, " ONE!" is what he yelled! I was floored. I asked later when he had balls if he handed me two of his four how many would he have. He looked down, you could see the wheels spinning and then clarity, " TWO!" I was so proud of him but not as proud as he was of himself!
I was very concerned with the canceling of therapy today but it was a great day.

Monday, December 15, 2008

" You Spin Me Right Round Baby...."

So once again Easton has found a priceless toy in the new lazy susan. Oh how much fun this thing brings to him. We have taken this great play toy and used it to learn about centrifical force. He has fallen in love with this good ol' physics theory. He loves to watch things fly off from cups, to planes, to his own self! It is the simple things in life uh?
Also a HUGE leap today in numbers. He has never been the mathamatician, which is fine with me. But today at lunch he wanted nuggets. I poured them out and he aid he wanted two. "Well how about a few more, you are pretty hungry I think." When he saw the plate he said, " no mama, two, not five!" I was shocked, I went and looked, and there were five!

Catch Up

I feel bad for missing so much time and not keeping up. Being gone for a month was along time and I forgot my password once I got home I swear I am going to keep up more!
I think one of the best things we did while home on leave was go to the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The weather was perfect and we got to see so much cool stuff! We walked around the Beaver Pond, no beavers but lots of evidence of there whereabouts! We saw geese, fish under the water, and a great blue heron find his lunch. It was such a wonderful day. WE learned about roots and soil layers. how the geese migrate, the fish go up and down..... seeds and so many wonderful things!!! I could spend everyday like that! We also made pinecone bird feeders. I am going to have to make a bucnh to hang on the clothesline here this winter, might as well hang something on it and and make the birds happy to!

"Will it float"

I know that most everyone knows about David Lettermans favorite game, "will it float" and it is becoming one of Easton's favorites as well. While playing with the growing snowman he was pulled to the idea of seeing what all would sink. We took this occasion to learn about density and mass and surface area. He was having a great time getting SOAKED and learning as well. Once he heard that if something is heavy it has to have more surface area he started looking for things that would fit. It was a sight watching him run around to find things that would float and what all he found that he sought fitting. He had to have on his saftey goggles of course, " better safe than sorry" he likes to say!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


One thing I love to watch the boys do is build relationships and friendships. Easton has had his friend Jonathan since before they were one. It is amazing to see them grow into true frieds. Once just playing side by side like the other wasn't there, to no that is MINE, to wonderful interactive imagintive play that has them working together and building stories as they go. It made my heart melt to see them together the other day, they truly are growing up!

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